Submit Ads

Have you written and published a book you’re sure our readers would love? Is it available for purchase online via Amazon, or other popular sellers? Then we’d love to show it off for an entire month in the Recommended Book of the Month slot on our home page.

Interested? Check out our submission guidelines below!

How to Submit your Book

  1. Send an email to
  2. Your subject line should say: PITCH AD SHADOW: [insert working title here].
  3. Include a brief paragraph summarizing the book.
  4. Include an excerpt of the first 500 words of the book.
  5. Include a link to where the book can be purchased (preferably Amazon).
  6. If the book is accepted, we will contact you to let you know what months are available for purchase.
  7. Submit a payment via PayPal to

Book Criteria

We want to ensure our readers can always trust our recommendations, so naturally the books we advertise on our front page must be of top-notch quality.

  1. Book must have been professionally edited and/or edited by someone other than the author.
  2. Book must have a high quality book cover design.
  3. Book must have at least 5 reviews total online.
  4. Book must have an average rating of 4 stars or better.
  5. Book may be independently published, self-published, or traditionally published.
  6. Book may be fiction or non-fiction.

What to Expect

  1. Not all submissions will be accepted, but you can expect a response in 7 days or less.
  2. The cost is $20 per slot, which lasts for a month.
  3. There is no limit on how many slots/months you can purchase at a time.
  4. If we reject your offer, feel free to pitch us something else.
  5. Clients on retainers have access to months that are not paid for, for free.


How Your Ad Will Appear

Below is a sample of a Recommended Book of the Month, to give you an idea of how your ad will appear.

Incomplete submissions, and submissions which do not meet these guidelines, will be rejected.

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